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Steech

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Serious question: How would a band audition someone for that position in the band????? Do you advertise for a singer? a sound effects guy? a death row inmate? a drunk in a bar? I'd rather they just be an instrumental band sans the hollering. I DO appreciate the musicianship, polyrhythms, drumming etc.

Here's one for you... wait for it. :p :headbang:

There’s a video (Drumeo, I think) where Gregg Bisonette (sp?) says he’ll play and record just about anything (and he has the chops and versatility for it) but isn’t into the Cookie Monster screaming vocals in death metal. That’s a pretty good description IMO.
 

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OTOH, I've no respect for Styx whatsoever (I call them the band that ruined Prog for the rest of us), but Todd Sucherman seems like somebody I'd want to hang around.

Styx was Prog? They are corporate rock along with the likes of Foreigner.

WINGER !!! .. I like Rod and also Reb the guitarist is one of my favorites.

Boom. Winger along with Toto have to be the front runners.

When Keith Moon died Burke was the only well-known drummer who I thought could step right in without changing the band's sound. British or not, when they chose Kenny Jones I knew the band was officially finished.

They knew it too. After things settled a bit they decided to go with Simon Phillips for the ‘89 reunion.

ABSOLUTELY!!!
First example I immediately thought of. Tommy Aldridge was/is a machine.
BOA = POS I remember California Jam on TV....when I saw BOA, I thought...."How did that crappy band land a drummer like that?"

The singer did create the clone in David Lee Roth.

Anyone who likes Steve Smith, but doesn't like Journey, check out Tony MacAlpine's "Edge of Insanity". Instrumental hard rock/metal with Billy Sheehan on bass and flat out smokin' drumming. It's from 1986, so the style might not be your cuppa, but definitely some "must hear" Steve Smith.

Ooooo. I can definitely do without music school metal.
 

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The hair metal bands weren’t my cup of tea, but some of the drummers were very good. Bobby Blotzer of Ratt and Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot/Wasp were both excellent drummers, along with A J Pero of Twisted Sister. All three of them deserved better, musically speaking.
 

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Serious question: How would a band audition someone for that position in the band????? Do you advertise for a singer? a sound effects guy? a death row inmate? a drunk in a bar? I'd rather they just be an instrumental band sans the hollering. I DO appreciate the musicianship, polyrhythms, drumming etc.

Here's one for you... wait for it. :p :headbang:

It not just to scream … I like singer who do clean vocal, gutteral, harsh vocal (cookie monsters) and the screaming. You need knif, forks and spoons to eat big meal.

I agree with guys who say Steele Dans good for making girlfriend angry, but not mucho mores.

I like they argue over the Mangenie in Extreem. In my country we have sayings about people’s that argue most ferociously about things with the lowest stakes.
 
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The hair metal bands weren’t my cup of tea, but some of the drummers were very good. Bobby Blotzer of Ratt and Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot/Wasp were both excellent drummers, along with A J Pero of Twisted Sister. All three of them deserved better, musically speaking.

It was their choice. :)
 

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Love Mick Fleetwood to death…. but his band is VERY hit and miss with me.
 

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Serious question: How would a band audition someone for that position in the band????? Do you advertise for a singer? a sound effects guy? a death row inmate? a drunk in a bar? I'd rather they just be an instrumental band sans the hollering. I DO appreciate the musicianship, polyrhythms, drumming etc.

Here's one for you... wait for it. :p :headbang:

 

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I think the real issue with many of these is IHeartMedia/ClearChannel overplaying the living hell out of a handful of songs from a handful of bands.

I don't hate AC/DC and like the drums. If I hear one of the same 5 singles on the radio I'm going to pull my teeth out. Non-facetiously I will take any Jonas Brothers song over Back in Black just because my brain doesn't have PTSD from just hearing the guitar.
G&R, Toto, Styx, Hendrix, RHCP, Stones, Beatles are all one in the same when we have media hammering the same few songs from bands that have made more than 5.
Classic Rock radio never expanded. Alternative Rock radio can't get past Santeria, My Own Worst Enemy, Time of Your life,Whatever Everclear's single was and the 20 other songs that live on repeat on Sirius or Mainstream rock radio.
 


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